Northampton Town: Darren Carter to join club in August
Northampton Town have signed Darren Carter after he was released by League Two rivals Cheltenham.
"Darren's a terrific professional, scores goals from midfield and is a winner," said manager Adie Boothroyd.
"I think we've got a really, really good player on our hands. He is in absolutely fantastic shape and I'm delighted we've managed to get him."
The Solihull-born player is a product of the Birmingham City academy and played for them 53 times before moving to West Bromwich Albion for £1.5m in 2005.
He left the Baggies two years later to sign for Preston North End, where he spent four seasons before a year without a club came to an end with his switch to Cheltenham.
"Darren's pedigree is clear for everyone to see and he had a lot of other offers," Boothroyd added.
"He's got a great record and has played a lot of football in the top two divisions and I think he will be another excellent addition to our squad."